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The Well-Protected Domains


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Acknowledgements Map Introduction `Long Live the Sultan!': Symbolism and Power in the Hamidian Regime The Ottomanization of the Seriat `To Enjoin the Good and to Forbid Evil': Conversion and Ideological Reinforcement Education: the Answer to all Evil? `They Confuse and Excite Minds': The Missionary Problem. Ottoman Image Management and Damage Control The Ottoman `Self Portrait' Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

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Based on unexplored sources in the Ottoman archives, The Well-Protected Domains brings to life the Hamidian period and provides readers with a unique view of the workings of the late Ottoman Empire.

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Selim Deringil is Professor of History at Bogazici University, Istanbul.


'Selim Deringil's study of the Ottoman Empire's view of itself during its final half century gave me unalloyed pleasure. Elegantly written and impeccably researched ... {it} stands head and shoulders above anything I have seen in recent years on contemporary Turkey.' - David Barchard, Cornucopia

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